After 106 Years Church Closes Its Doors

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Memorial United Methodist Church in Neptune City is holding its final service  Sun., Sept. 15 as it celebrates its 106th anniversary. Marj Peterson Mottola, a board member, said the closure has been in the works for the past year. Mottola, who is sad to see her home church close its […]

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Latin Fest in Bradley Beach

Dinastia Castro and the Marel Hidalgo Band will headline Bradley Beach’s Latin American Festival in Main Street’s Riley Park Sat., Sept. 14. Bradley Beach Tourism is presenting Viva Bradley Beach, from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 14, in partnership with main sponsor Luna Verde Vegan Mexican Restaurant. The event includes Latin musical artists, […]

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Open House for Veterans

A veterans Open House is scheduled for Sun., Sept. 8 at the Neptune American Legion Post, 21 Gully Rd., Neptune from 1 to 5 p.m. This open house is for veterans who are currently not members. There will be service officers and representatives from all county posts to answer questions regarding possible VA claims.

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Holiday Weekend a Winner

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The holiday weekend, started with sunshine and crowds but fizzled out by Monday, Labor Day as heavy rain hit the area. However, beach revenues in Asbury Park were still over $100,000 for the weekend, close to last year’s, $110,000. Beach Utilities Manager Gary Giberson said he is pleased with the overall […]

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Synagogue Honors Local Leaders

Congregation Agudath Achim of Bradley Beach, under the leadership of Rabbi Maury Kelman, held its fourth annual Gratitude Day on Sat., Aug. 24, when the synagogue honored the Bradley Beach Police, Fire and First Aid Departments, Mayor Gary Engelstad and Councilmen, along with the Borough  Administration. Rabbi Kelman spoke of the importance of showing gratitude, […]

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2 Asbury Park Police Officers Facing Charges

Two Asbury Park police officers are facing multiple charges relating to two separate vandalism incidents, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Asbury Park Police Officer Stephen Martinsen, 29, of Asbury Park, and Asbury Park Police Special Law Enforcement Officer, Class 2, Thomas Dowling, 26, of Asbury Park, are charged with two counts each of […]

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